Active ingredient: Metformin Hydrochloride

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Metformin Hydrochloride is a biguanide antihyperglycemic agent used for treating non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). It improves glycemic control by decreasing hepatic glucose production, decreasing glucose absorption and increasing insulin-mediated glucose uptake. Metformin Hydrochloride is the only oral antihyperglycemic agent that is not associated with weight gain. Metformin Hydrochloride may induce weight loss and is the drug of choice for obese NIDDM patients. When used alone, Metformin Hydrochloride does not cause hypoglycemia; however, it may potentiate the hypoglycemic effects of sulfonylureas and insulin. Its main side effects are dyspepsia, nausea and diarrhea. Dose titration and/or use of smaller divided doses may decrease side effects. Metformin Hydrochloride should be avoided in those with severely compromised renal function (creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min), acute/decompensated heart failure, severe liver disease and for 48 hours after the use of iodinated contrast dyes due to the risk of lactic acidosis. Lower doses should be used in the elderly and those with decreased renal function. Metformin Hydrochloride decreases fasting plasma glucose, postprandial blood glucose and glycosolated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, which are reflective of the last 8-10 weeks of glucose control. Metformin Hydrochloride may also have a positive effect on lipid levels.

Indication: For use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in adult patients (18 years and older) with NIDDM. May also be used for the management of metabolic and reproductive abnormalities associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Metformin Hydrochloride is an oral antihyperglycemic agent that improves glucose tolerance in patients with NIDDM, lowering both basal and postprandial plasma glucose. Metformin Hydrochloride is not chemically or pharmacologically related to any other class of oral antihyperglycemic agents. Unlike sulfonylureas, Metformin Hydrochloride does not produce hypoglycemia in either patients with NIDDM or healthy subjects and does not cause hyperinsulinemia. Metformin Hydrochloride does not affect insulin secretion.

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References

  1. Dailymed."METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE ) TABLET, FILM COATED [BRYANT RANCH PREPACK]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "metformin". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "metformin". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0033... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Metformin Hydrochloride?

Depending on the reaction of the Metformin Hydrochloride after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Metformin Hydrochloride not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Metformin Hydrochloride addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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